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Hotel Ranola

118 Indian Pl, Sarasota, FL 34236-5800
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  • Sarasota Farmers Market
    0.5 km
  • 3 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 1 week ago
Perfect Adult Getaway!
In January 2017 I had to pleasure to experience a wonderful stay... more
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

In January 2017 I had to pleasure to experience a wonderful stay at the Hotel Ranola. I was contacted by hotel staff to confirm my dates and my room selection. Being located in downtown Sarasota provides not only great access to many restaurants but also a mirad of various activities. You'll find the hotel to be beautifully decorated mixing historic...

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HotelRanola, Guest Services at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Hello Michael, We are thrilled that your stay at the Ranola and our downtown location was so enjoyable. Thank you for your positive review and noting our accessible location, within walking distance, of great restaurants and activities including cultural happenings, entertainment, and the bay, to name a few. We hope you will return for a visit and can again enjoy...

Miami
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so cute like a quaint NYC apartment. The staff was warm, friendly and so helpful. They called to confirm reservations and any important reminders. Upon arrival, they left a detailed list of things to do and restaurants which most were walking distance. We were so close to everything since the hotel is right in Downtown and only...

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HotelRanola, Guest Services at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Hello. We are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We certainly look forward to your next visit and ensuring it is as memorable. Very best regards, Dale Guest Services

Bradenton, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When they found out it was our anniversary, they upgraded us to a suite and gave a wonderful bar of chocolate. We love historical buildings and renovations and we were given the full tour, plus a tour of a small house next door from the 1800's that is being renovated. The location is perfect for exploring Sarasota on foot. We...

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HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Than you for your lovely review of Hotel Ranola. It will be very helpful for other guests viewing our property and access whether their needs will be met. We loved having you stay with us and hope you will return soon. Sincerely, Jeri

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a full week, and have nothing but great things to stay. The hotel is located within walking distance of so many wonderful restaurants, shops, salons/spas - as well as the water! The staff treated us like family. They were always happy and eager to help with recommendations, special requests, etc. The rooms were clean and spacious....

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HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate your review. Viewing potential guests will find your review helpful when looking at their needs. Thank you and we hope to see you again. Jeri hotel Ranola Manager

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This amazing historical hotel built in 1926 when Sarasota was The destination for winter weary northerners is being lovingly restored in her art deco fashion. I wanted a staycation and couldn't have had a better experience . Everything downtown is in walking distance--- the suites are surprisingly large as this is an apartment hotel. Clean and charming- the owners and...

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HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. we will be improving on a regular basis. Our roof top will be ready by next year early January. We hope t see you again soon. Warm regards, Jeri

florida
Reviewed 1 November 2016

First off, the staff prior to arrival were already very attentive to our needs! They replied promptly to email request and they were very friendly and personable people. We stayed only one night however, the room was perfect. Quiet, private, extremely clean and comfortable. We highly recommend this quaint boutique to adult travelers. Terri, Jerry, and Dale are awesome!! We...

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HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

We enjoyed having you stay and share with us. we appreciate your attentive comments and will continue to improve. welcome back anytime. We enjoyed your uplifing energy. Jeri

Reviewed 31 October 2016

LOVED the décor - Art Deco! Close to so many amazing shops & cool restaurants, which made it very hard deciding where to eat. The staff was extremely friendly & helpful. Our room was very clean, bed was comfy, and a nice size with a full kitchenette. Getting an Uber was a breeze. All around great experience... I highly recommend...

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Concord, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The Hotel Ranola may be Sarasota's best kept secret. It's a breath of fresh air compared to chain hotels that appear to try hard but just miss something. As others have mentioned, the building is funky & fun, an Art Deco period hotel from 1926 (they have a framed copy of an old ad which is fun to look at)....

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HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We like to make changes regularly to benefit all our guests. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again soon. We enjoyed having you stay with us. warm regards, Jeri hotel Ranola Manager

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I stayed at the Ranola last night in a ground floor room with a very large comfortable bed. I arrived at 9.30pm and my room key allowed access through the front door of the building which is tucked away in a tiny side street with its own convenient car park opposite. My room had a useful kitchen area with table...

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HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Thank you for your useful comments and lovely recommendations about our hotel. We hope to see you back soon and we will make sure to reserve you a room in the back. Warm regards, Jeri

Stuart, Florida
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Had a wonderful one night experience at this art deco hotel walking distance to restaurants and shops in downtown Sarasota! It was close to our destination -the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens- which was beautiful! Dale, at the front desk provided us with a discount coupon for the gardens, extra bottled water and even a large chocolate bar! Went to Hyde...

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HotelRanola, Manager at Hotel Ranola, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of our hotel. we are always trying to improve all that we do. I hope when you return we have even more to offer you Thank you Jeri

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Only hotel in the heart of Downtown Sarasota, Florida. Walk to dozens of fabulous restaurants. Shops, galleries, etc. Full kitchens, sitting area, spacious rooms. Pillowtop mattresses, luxurious linens, flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi and more. Minutes to beaches. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Ranola

Address: 118 Indian Pl, Sarasota, FL 34236-5800
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: $161 - $401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ranola 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Prime location and price in Downtown Sarasota”
 of 5 bubbles swimgator, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The suite is a one bedroom apartment with a full kitchen - great for a long stay.”
 of 5 bubbles tracybp2017, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to choose a room away from Ringling Bvd.”
 of 5 bubbles jaibow, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Probably at the back of the building to be as far away from any street noise”
 of 5 bubbles bblonde52, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are first class and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles rusty_chinnis, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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